Hamas spends $100 million a year on military infrastructure

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As the residents of the Gaza Strip endure daily hardships due to the dire economic situation in the enclave, their Hamas leaders spend over $100 million a year on the group’s military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, according to estimates by both Israeli and Palestinian sources. Spending on digging tunnels accounts for some $40 million of that annual sum.

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Ceasefire Broken as Rockets Rain Down on Israel, Ministers Call for Action

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Hamas violated an extended ceasefire some 8 hours before it was set to expire by firing over 50 rockets into Israel on Tuesday evening. Israel responded by killing a Hamas military chief and destroying some 30 terror targets in Gaza. Hamas' armed wing, the al-Qassam Brigades, said Israel had 'opened the gates of hell on itself' by the killings and warned that the Jewish state would pay for its crimes. Israel recalled 2,000 reservists, as it prepares for a possible ground operation into the Gaza Strip.

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Long-Term Ceasefire Agreement Sought, Wide Gaps Remain

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While reports from Palestinian media outlets say a long-term ceasefire could be reached by Wednesday, Israeli officials contend that the "gaps are still very wide, there has been no progress in the negotiations." The blockade and the demilitarization of Gaza remain as points of contention between the two sides.

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Is Israel Indiscriminately Killing in Gaza? Data says No

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While protests around the world condemned Israel's "indiscriminate" killing of civilians, the hard data does not support their assessment. In the latest figures coming from Gaza, a disproportionate number of men ages 20 to 29 -- which represent a mere 9 percent of the population, represented nearly 35 percent of those killed in the Gaza Strip over the past month. At the same time, 725 men were killed compared to 214 women.

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Israel Agrees to Extend Ceasefire; Hamas Vows to Renew Fighting

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Israel has reportedly agreed to extend the current ceasefire in Gaza Strip Wednesday as indirect Israel-Palestinian negotiations over extending a truce in Gaza got underway in Cairo. However, Hamas was quick to deny the reports, saying it will renew fire at Israel as soon as the current lull has ended, Ynet News reported. Meanwhile, EU powers proposed Gaza rehabilitation in exchange for disarmament.

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Ceasefire Appears to Be Holding, Details Emerge as Journalists Leave Gaza (Video)

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As journalists left the Gaza Strip more details emerged as television crews showed detailed footage of how Hamas assembled rockets and then fired them from residential areas just before a 72-hour ceasefire went into effect. Meanwhile, Israel-U.S. relations have hit a new low after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry haven't spoken since their short phone conversation last week was disconnected due to "communications problems". Lastly, Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said the U.S. and E.U. must "recognize" Hamas as a "legitimate political actor" in order to bring peace to the region.

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Operation Protective Edge Expands; UNRWA Finds Rockets in its Schools for the Third Time

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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) found a cache of rockets at one of its schools in the Gaza Strip for the 3rd time in as many weeks, further confirming Israel claims that Hamas have used schools and other civilian sites to store weapons, making them legitimate targets.

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Operation Protective Edge Enters 17th Day; Three IDF soldiers killed, 35 Terror Targets Hit

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Israel Defense Forces (IDF) killed 15 terrorists and took at least 150 terror suspects as prisoner in the Gaza Strip last night. The IDF death toll was raised to 32 as three IDF soldiers were killed overnight. A major tunnel network was discovered on Wednesday that contained maps and weapons for an imminent attack. Israel has discovered 31 tunnels so far, but has only destroyed nine saying it needs more time to dismantle the underground network.

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Israel Dismantling 'Underground' Gaza

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Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are waging war -- underground. As tunnels are uncovered on a daily basis, an underground Gaza has emerged complicating efforts in dismantling Hamas infrastructure. Tunnels stretching over 2.5 kilometers long, and costing an estimated $10 million dollars have been discovered and destroyed by the IDF. However, U.S. intelligence officials warn that Israel is underestimating the number and extent of the underground tunnel network.

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